Oban in Scotland is a town that has much to offer those who choose to visit it. This is a very historic place and there are many castles and standing stones to be visited and explored. There is plenty to keep you occupied here day and night. So you will find that your time spent in Oban will be a very memorable and enjoyable one.
Below we will look at a few of the attractions that you can enjoy when you visit this wonderful Scottish town.
1. Slate Islands – This is now a heritage trust site and allows you to see how slate was quarried from here and then exported around the world. Slate was quarried from this site for more than three centuries and you can learn how this was done by viewing the working models on site. However, although open seven days a week it can only be visited between March and September.
2. Atlantic Bridge – This bridge was built in 1792 after the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 revealed that transporting large numbers of soldiers by ferry was difficult. The bridge itself joins Seil Island to the mainland and has been built at a height to allow sailing boats to pass underneath. It’s main other claim to fame is that it is the only bridge to actually cross the Atlantic ocean.
3. Kilmartin Glen – Is a very important ancient monument site in Europe and within it can be found Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and early Christian Settlements. But along with all these settlements for you to explore this is now the only place left in Britain where wild raised bogs are made.
4. Sea Fari Adventures – This attraction provides you with the chance to come in close contact with some of the fantastic wildlife which lives off the Argyll coast as well as on land. During your visit you will hopefully get to see some whales, seals, dolphins and porpoises along with the native deer and eagles. You can spend as much as a whole day at sea whale watching if you want to.
5. Oban Chocolate Company – Young and old alike will enjoy visiting here. As you tour around the factory you will get to see the chocolatiers at work producing some wonderful handmade chocolates in a wide array of flavors. Then afterwards spend time in their cafe sampling some of the cakes and hot chocolate that they make.
6. Oban Distillery – This is a place that those who like something a little more alcoholic will enjoy. You can learn how they produce their 14 year old single malt whisky. Included in the price of a visit to this attraction one can tour the distillery and food is provided afterwards. As well as a whisky related gift after your tour.
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